Did you know that the official scientific name for a Sabretoothed Cat is Smilodon Fatalis? That leads me to think that someone had a pretty awesome sense of humor.
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This video title was a smidge misleading… I was thinking of a different type of crack, and was utterly horrified.
This morning, I came across this totally amazing story.
Lucky Yun said: “I began to choke and sank even lower and I thought that was it for me – I was dead. Until I felt this incredible force under me driving me to the surface.”
That incredible force was a “sensitive” beluga whale, named Mila, who realized that Yun was having problems, and took Yun’s leg in her mouth and pushed the free diver to the surface.
For the entire story and some more cool pictures: check out this article.
What a good whale! Although I think that Mila, the whale, should have saved her good deed for someone who isn’t likely to try to kill themselves again (by free diving w/ no equipment in arctic waters).
I know I’m a bit late on the mark, but last week I turned 27. Devon was super sweet and amazing and totally out did himself again. I think my favorite part of my birthday weekend extravaganza was that he arranged for me to be a trainer for the morning at the New England Aquarium! It was totally awesome. I got to help train their harbor seals, and fed their gigantic sea turtle, Myrtle.
View all of the pictures here.
I had worked with a number of orphaned harbor seals at my wildlife rehab job in Seattle, but we were always very hands off with them, as we always had the intention of releasing them back into the wild. They were often sick and vocalized the most heart-wrenching noises. The seals at the NE Aquarium were fat and happy, and seemed quite content. Since they are permanently housed there, they need to be trained to do certain things that would help vets perform their exams, such as lifting flippers and opening their mouths. It was really cool to see a completely different side of harbor seals… I even got a smooch from one! I’ll be posting that video on youtube!
Fifi likes to climb onto my veggie garden bed and eat my pea plants! Bad lizard!
Thanks for the photo Devon!
Today I finished filling my raised garden bed. The snap peas, carrots, spotted mint and some cilantro are in the ground. I have other stuff to plant, but it’s too early to plant them.
Fifi also had a lovely day in the garden. She got out and romped around, eating as much clover as she possibly could. She even made a friend who had similar interests….
Guess who’s parent’s got Fifi a stroller of her very own, which also doubles as a yard wagon/wheelbarrow.
We’re totally going to tow Fifi around on walks through the neighborhood this summer!
If I could knit them all sweaters, I would.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The chilly weather in southern Florida this week was cold enough to force some iguanas to fall from trees.
Experts say the cold-blooded reptiles go into a deep sleep when the temperature falls into the 40s. Their bodies basically shut off and they lose their grip on the tree.
According to Collier County Domestic Animal Services control supervisor Dana Alger, iguana reports traditionally rise when temperatures drop, as the reptiles seek to warm themselves on asphalt surfaces such as sidewalks, roads and driveways.
Most of the iguanas were once pets that got released when they got too big. The reptiles can grow up to six feet long.
So I’ve been watching Daisy for the week, my parent’s West Highland Terrier. Exciting because I like dogs. And because Devon is still nixing my plan to adopt every dog in every pound in the world.
I just finished giving her a bath, because she went crazy & rolled around in Fifi’s feces. Oh yeah. Daisy was totally covered. On her back, her legs, all over her face. Covered. And she was licking it before i was able to drag her away from it & back inside.
Dogs are really gross. Devon was horrified. It was hilarious.
But yeah. Add dogs to my “I don’t want one right now” list.